Dog walkers get turfed

Finlayson Park will not be open for dogs during the Summer Stomp & Burnout.

  • Jul. 3, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Finlayson Park will not be open for dogs during the Summer Stomp & Burnout.

At the last regular meeting, district council addressed citizen inquiries about where to take dogs while the dog park is being utilized by Summer Stomp-goers from July 18 to 21.

Bylaws prevent anyone from walking their dog in Finlayson park and will still apply when the dog park is closed.

Council agreed that the inconvenience is over a short enough period of time that it shouldn’t be difficult for dog walkers to find alternative places to take their dogs during the event.

This will be the first year that the Summer Stomp has been held in Sicamous, following two years of successful burnout events in Sicamous, which were held in conjunction with the Sturgis North Motorcycle Rally.

The Stomp was cancelled last year due to lack of a venue, but had traditionally been held in Silver Creek.